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Chocolate Almond and Coconut Bark

8 May

Chocolate Bark!

This is a yummy recipe I’ve adopted from Mark Sisson’s Quick and Easy Meals. I’ve played around with portions and added butter to make this a bit more fudge like in texture. The great thing about this recipe is its flexibility and forgiveness. Feel free to play around with proportions, etc. Maybe even throw in some dehydrated fruit. I think strawberries or blue berries would be awesome!

Ingredients

Recipe (Double batch)

8 oz. Semi-sweet chocolate (I use at least 65%)
1/2 c. Coconut oil
1/2 c. butter (room temperature)
1 c. Sliced almonds
1 c. Coconut flakes
1 tsp. Coarse sea salt

Directions: Using a double boiler is the best way to melt the chocolate, butter and coconut oil, but since I don’t have one, I make due with a small sauce pan on medium to medium-low heat. The trick is to start with the coconut oil, as it melts, add the chocolate. Make sure you stir constantly so the chocolate doesn’t burn. When the chocolate is almost completely melted, add the butter. Again, keep string. Once everything is melted, take the pan off the heat. Stir in the almonds and coconut flakes.

Pour batter into a 13×9 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper. Evenly spread out the batter, sprinkle with coarse sea salt (the salt REALLY makes this dessert! So don’t skip it!)

Put in the freezer for about 15 to 20 minutes until hard. Cut into squares and serve! Makes about 20-25 squares.

two new creations you’ve got to try

22 Mar

I’ve been experimenting of late trying to come up with some tasty yet healthy treats. Below are two of my creations!

Ingredient:

  • full fat plain organic yogurt
  • scoop chia seed
  • scoop whey
  • tablespoon coconut oil
  • frozen organic raspberries
  • tablespoon ground flax seed
  • splash of full fat organic milk

This is a yummy but low in sugar treat that I think I could enjoy just about anytime of the day although this morning it was my breakfast!

My other creation:

I made this bad boy for dessert last night. Very little sugar and soooo yummy.

Ingredience:

  • fresh berries
  • organic heavy whipping cream
  • vanilla
  • tablespoon honey
  • organic dark chocolate shavings

I’m not going to lie, it was probably one of the best things I’ve eaten in a long time!